Tourist and Enthusiast Railways

West Midlands

Black Country Living Museum
Former Dudley & Stourbridge tram no.34 meets
Bradford trolleybus no.792 at the Black Country Living Museum
(Photo © Black Country Museum Trust Ltd)
Alton Towers
Theme park near Uttoxeter has a monorail running from the hotel area through the park to the main entrance (Website contains little information relating to monorail)
Amerton Railway
Amerton (near Stafford). 2 ft (610 mm) gauge railway about 1 mile (1.6 km) in length, located at the Amerton Working Farm. Steam and diesel hauled.
Apedale Valley Light Railway
Apedale Country Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Apedale Heritage Centre to Apedale Road, a little over ¼ mile (0.5 km). Extension proposed to Miry Arena, a further ¾ mile (1.4 km). 2 ft (610 mm) gauge, steam and diesel hauled. Opening planned in September, 2010.
Black Country Living Museum
Dudley. The museum includes a 525 yard (480 m), 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge electric tram line.
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum complex. Includes a narrow gauge railway recreating a typical mine railway, and a funicular or “incline lift”.
Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
Bridgnorth: cliff railway joining the Low Town and the High Town, with a rise of 111 feet (34m). The only inland cliff railway in England.
Chasewater Railway
Brownhills West (near Walsall) to Chasetown Church Street, about 2 miles (3.2 km), in the Chasewater Pleasure Park on Cannock Chase. Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled.
Churnet Valley Railway
Leek Brook to Kingsley & Froghall, the principal station being Cheddleton (near Leek). Extension planned to Oakamoor (7 miles, 11.2 km). For special events trains continue over Moorland & City Railways between Leek Brook and Caldon Low, a further 8 miles (12.9 km). Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled. Dining trains operate at certain times.
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Burford. The park includes a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge railway, 1200 yards (1100 m) in length (Website contains little information relating to railway)
Dean Forest Railway
Lydney Junction (near Arriva Trains Wales Lydney station) to Parkend, the principal station being Norchard. 4 miles (6.4 km). Possible future extension to Speech House Road, a further 2¼ miles (3.6 km). Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled and diesel railcars. Dining trains operate at certain times.
Drayton Manor Park
Theme park near Tamworth including: (Websites contain little information relating to railways)
Echills Wood Railway
Bodymoor Heath, near Sutton Coldfield. Steam and diesel hauled miniature railway located in Kingsbury Water Park. 7¼ inch (184 mm) gauge miniature railway about 1¼ miles (2 km) in length. Steam and diesel hauled.
Evesham Vale Light Railway
Twyford, near Evesham. 15 inch (381 mm) gauge miniature railway located in Evesham Country Park. Line about 1200 yards (1100 m) in length. Steam hauled.
Foxfield Light Railway
Caverswall Road station, Blythe Bridge. Line about 2½ miles (4 km) in length. Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled. Also a Miniature Railway at Caverswall Road station, line about 950 yards (870 m) in length, 5in (127 mm) and 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, steam, petrol or battery electric hauled.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Cheltenham Racecourse to Laverton: 11½ miles (17.7 km). Extension under construction to Broadway, a further 2¼ miles, (3.6 km). Possible future extension to Honeybourne. Standard gauge, steam or diesel hauled.
Hollybush Miniature Railway
Hollybush Garden Centre, Shareshill, near Wolverhampton. Line about 950 yards (870 m) in length. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, petrol hauled (Website contains little information relating to the railway)
Leasowes Miniature Railway
Leasowes Park, near Halesowen. Line about 250 yards (230 m) in length. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, steam or petrol hauled.
Moorland & City Railways
Project to reopen the line from Stoke-on-Trent via Leek to Caldon Low (about 20 miles, 32 km), and via the Churnet Valley Railway to Alton Towers.
Moorland & City Railways (Cheadle)
Project to reopen the line from Cresswell to Cheadle, Staffordshire (about 3½ miles, 5.6 km) (No website located at present)
Perrygrove Railway
Perrygrove (near Coleford, Forest of Dean) to Oakiron: ¾ mile (1.2 km). 15 inch (381 mm) gauge. Steam hauled.
Rudyard Lake Railway
Rudyard (near Leek) to Hunthouse Woods: 1½ miles (2.4 km). 10¼ in (260 mm) gauge. Steam hauled.
Safari Express
in the West Midlands Safari Park, near Bewdley, connecting the car parks with the amusement area. Line about 700 yards (630 m) in length. 15 in (381 mm) gauge, steam outline diesel locomotive (Website contains little information relating to the railway)
Severn Valley Railway
Kidderminster to Bridgnorth: 16 miles (25.7 km). Standard gauge. Usually steam hauled with some diesel services. Dining trains operate at certain times. Also the Coalyard Miniature Railway at Kidderminster station, line 500 yards (450 m) in length, 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, usually steam hauled.
Telford Steam Railway
Horsehay & Dawley (near Telford) to Spring Village: ½ mile (0.8 km). Extensions under construction or proposed. Standard gauge. Steam and diesel hauled. At Horsehay there is also a unique 180 yard (166 m) steam tram line and a miniature railway.
Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway
Toddington. Line about ½ mile (0.8 km) in length starting from the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway station site. 2 foot (610 mm) gauge. Steam or diesel hauled.
Trentham Miniature Railway
alongside the lake in Trentham Gardens. Line about 700 yards (630 m) in length. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, usually petrol hauled with occasional steam haulage.
Vintage Trains
Besides other excursions, the company operate a regular Summer Sunday steam train service over the Network Rail line between Birmingham Snow Hill station and Stratford-upon-Avon (25 miles, 40 km), calling at Tyseley for the Birmingham Railway Museum.
Weston Park Railway
in the grounds of Weston Park. Line about 1¼ miles (almost 2 km) in length. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, diesel hauled (Website contains little information relating to the railway)
Woodseaves Miniature Railway
at Woodseaves Garden Plants, near Market Drayton. Line about 450 yards (410 m) in length. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge, steam or petrol hauled.
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